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Trafalgar food pantry updates eligibility rules

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The Lord’s Locker food pantry in Trafalgar has new guidelines and eligibility requirements for residents who want help.

All new clients will be interviewed and evaluated for the pantry’s new Strategies of Success program. Clients will receive prayer, biblical counseling and other aid such as job search help, in addition to food.

Potential new clients can interview from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. An interview is required to get food and help.

Potential clients should bring a photo ID; Social Security numbers for the head of household, spouse and children under 18; a current paid receipt of a utility, rent or mortgage with current address (P.O. boxes not accepted). The photo IDs will be required with each visit.

Services will be offered only to residents of Johnson, Morgan and Brown counties. Nonresidents will be given a list of other places to go for help.

On Wednesdays, only clients older than 60 can come to the pantry from 9 to 11 a.m. They must be in the building by 9:30 a.m. to receive food. At 1 p.m., heads of household ages 40 to 59 can receive food. They must be in the building by 1:30 p.m. to receive food.

On Thursdays, heads of household between ages 20 and 39 can get food starting at 6 p.m. They must be in the building by 6:30 p.m. to receive food.

During all distribution times, devotion and prayer will be followed by food distribution and shopping.

Donations are accepted at the same times: 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of every month.

The pantry is at 101 S. Pleasant St., Trafalgar.

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